Sunday, 30 November 2008

The Hollywood Tea Party.


Chamomile flowers have a distinctive 'apple like' fragrance and will give an aromatic smell to the room. Our Hollywood For Less Top Tip is to learn to love your old tea bags. Of course, the number one top teabag tip will always remain, a perfect eye soothing solution for that bright eyed and bushy tail look.
Let us tell you, the teabag, has many lives with many purposes. Chamomile tea acts as a gentle sleep aid and mild laxative, as well as mouthwash.
So when you have enjoyed the tea, used the tea-bags to sooth puffy eyes, dry them out on top of your radiator, filling the room with a wonderful calming herbal infusion, making sure you drift in to the land of sleeping beauty.
Jennifer Lopez and Gwyneth Paltrow are both known to drink Chamomile tea, to reduce stress, promote relaxation and restful sleep and it clearly works for them, so give it a go, brilliantly saving pennies and recycling at the same time.

Free Natural Tips To Be Rid Of Wrinkles


Age is just a number and Teri Hatcher proves that age means zip when it comes to looking Hollywood fabulous, wrinkles and all.
Facial massage is the Hollywood Look For Less most excellent way to get rid of wrinkles. Not only does it helps your face retain its elasticity, it also helps keeps those wretched wrinkles at bay by relaxing the muscles in the face, stimulating the blood vessels of your skin.
If you have bags under your eyes, try this top tip. Place your fingertips under your eyebrows and lift your eyelids. Press your upper lids down, and hold your fingertips in position for a few seconds. Relax and repeat.
Clean and prepare your face by wiping away the dirt of the day, in preparation for your own personal, credit crunch routine, designed to nourish (give energy to) the skin, essential maintenance needed to create new cells. Relax the face by placing a hot flannel over the skin, lay back and listen to your favorite song. Have some vegetable oil in a bowl close by and once you feel relaxed, slowly rub the oil onto your neck upwards towards your face, just like you would apply any Night-time moisturiser.

There No Time Like The Present.


It's only when we start to understand that we all have a limited time on Earth, never knowing when it could end, that we recognize the present is all we really have. They don't call it the present for nothing, it is a gift.
We believe that time therapy is not so much about managing time, but more about managing your life in order to find more time. So time therapy is about improving the quality and effectiveness of how you live your life.
In Hollywood everyone knows the key to sanity and self preservation, is the value of time, constant paparazzi hunting down like a pack of wolves, would send anyone somewhere over the Hollywood Hills.
Every Night, religiously ask yourself these three questions before you close your eyes
Have I told a lie today?
Have I told myself a lie today?
Have I felt miserable today?
If you answered Yes, there is work to do tomorrow, so get a good Nights sleep and hopefully tomorrow you will be able to answer No, like every good Hollywood Agent.

Friday, 28 November 2008

Sumptuous Scent of the Season


The Smell of Oranges are Hollywood fabulous because it gives a subtle and clean aroma to Your House. Many A lister's swear by this next Hollywood look for less top tip.
Our sense of smell is influenced by something called the common chemical sense, so fill the air with nostril flare and find a use for those old Oranges at the bottom of the fruit bowl.
Take your old Oranges and put them in the oven, on a low heat, for a couple of hours, while you are out doing what you do and we will promise you will be amazed when you return home.
The smell of the very powerful orange will eliminate the stench of any stale smoke or lingering odours, creating a scent that will give a calming effect, leaving the house smelling like it is full of freshly sliced oranges.

Thursday, 27 November 2008

Shift Some Weight To Look Great


A calm mind and body unison creates greater impact.Yoga will help bring a state of balance to your life.
A cool and calm mind is always envied, especially in the perfect pool.You remember things better as it enhances your memory. Blood circulation improves the functioning of your body.
Every muscle in your body gets stretched to its maximum potential.
Yoga helps tightens the abdominal muscles resulting in terrific toning of your abdomen.
It strengthens your back muscles which gives you that perfect posture and your biceps and triceps become toned due to the stress less strengthening of your muscles and with that comes a Hollywood body.
Yoga is a great way to help you burn calories at the same time tone, adding extra height to your frame.
The sagging muscle tissue will no longer drive you crazy as you become a positive and fabulous human being.
Pick up a, do it yourself yoga at home, DVD from the local library and get that Hollywood Look for less body you have always dreamed about owning.

Lift Lagging Lymph


For luscious looks and locks, try this top Hollywood look for less tip.
The lymphatic system has long been connected to youth, vitality and beauty. Responsible for that production of white blood cells, the backstroke of our immune system. Many expensive spa treatments are designed and marketed to stimulate the lymphatic system and flush out all the bodies toxins.
Massage is a fantastic way to kick start lagging lymphatic modes but the best way to do this for free, could not be simpler.
When next taking your Morning shower, turn the water temperature as low as you can tolerate it, hold for 15 seconds, then turn back up for 15 seconds.
Repeat three times.

Free Makover


Getting that fantastic Hollywood Look For Less makeover is not as expensive as you might think.Check out your local department store for free make up sessions. Chanel are always wanting to promote their cosmetics and will always get you in the chair, for a full make up lesson, at NO charge. A great tip is to go the day, you have something special planned for the Evening, maybe a Christmas party or red hot date etc.Not only will you look amazing for free but you will also walk away with many free samples to keep you going when times are tough.

Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Bargain-Hunting Tips.



The Hollywood Look For Less Blog focusing on bargain-hunting tips for fashionistas with Hollywood Budget lifestyle expertise.
Check out our Money saving top tips on how to look and feel Hollywood fabulous in everyday life.

Celebrity Closet Clear Out.


OK Ladies, as we see it, the High Street is in big trouble and Retail is heading for a great big fall which is so sad because without it, the UK loses something renowned as being the best in the World.
Maybe we have all over indulged in bulimic shopaholic behaviour, the throwaway Fashionistas, creating a throw away culture that's not only killing the planet but also being blamed for an increase in the amount of clothes being dumped in landfill sites.
So what can we do?
We have decided to start a Celebrity Closet Clear Out Campaign to help get everyone in the UK Recycling their old clobber and supporting Charity Shops with much needed essential donations. If the High Street suffers, so will the Charities.
We met Gok at his book signing in Leicester, after doing a little Celebrity Stalking and got him to kindly agree to a donation from his wardrobe, which we will be putting up for swaps very soon. We will keep you all posted and updated with our plans.
Get recycling Today by giving away.
Take a bag of your old clothes to the local charity shops now.

Outwit The Outfit


We have spent a year sourcing recycled designer brands that we will swap under our sustainable Fashion Style Studio umbrella. The many High Street labels we have chosen will typically make up half of the studio remit, the other half – because the Style Studio wants to impress as much as possible – will comprise of carefully selected donations that will most likely include designer-label cast-offs.
It was not as hard as you would think, finding all these labels, we have travelled the Country for about a year visiting as many Charity Shops as we could come across.
We knew it was going to be easy to find named Designers because there’s so much hype about ethical clothing, but it was actually quite tricky finding appealing unique things to pick up that are both great value and good quality.
Our Hollywood For Less Top Tip is to take a day trip to the Charity Shops in Shirley Birmingham where you will find everything from classic couture to Divine Dior.

Credit Crunch Swap Party Lunch

They say money can not buy happiness, but it sure can put a smile on your face when it makes Prada and Gucci designed garments more affordable. We were the planets biggest shopaholics before we lost all our money and shopping for labels, was as important as, shopping for love.

These days we have found swapping to be the new shopping because every Women has a wardrobe full of mistakes, just bursting to be de-cluttered and passed on to a new loving home.

Our Hollywood Look For Less top tip is to invite a group of your friends round for some lunch and tell them to bring two things from their wardrobe they have never worn to swap, this can include shoes, bags and other accessories. There is no need to have any formal way of doing things, just have fun and see how many successful swaps you make, beats feeling depressed when you cannot afford a new frock, trust us.

It is such a good fun idea and everyone hopefully will walk away with something new, that did not cost a penny. Make Eco fashion your passion and your friends green with envy.

Tuesday, 25 November 2008

The Hollywood Look For Less Show


Come and see us at Maz Studio, Leicester on Dec 8th, where we will be doing our Hollywood Look For Less makeover show and big designer swap party.
This is the only place where a Girl can get a brand new look without spending a penny.

Live And Let, Dai


Today we are off to have lunch with our Darling friend Dia who is poorly at present but like a good red, is getting better everyday with age.
Dai Llywellyn is the ultimate Hollywood Luxury for Less. A Man who has lived his life to the full, travelling the World with Rich and Famous friends in every port.
We salute you with love Dai and wish you well.

Monday, 24 November 2008

Fashion For Free


These two outfits are from our Recycled style studio where we hold amazing designer swap parties. The key is all about styling and putting together the right pieces but of course not all of us can do that, so we are here to help.
Check out our top tips on How to look and feel Hollywood celebrity fabulous, without spending a penny.

Friday, 21 November 2008

Free Workout For A Fab Firm Bum.


There's nothing that works better for the bum than squats. It will be tough at first but stick with them, you'll find you can do more and go lower, the more you do.
Stand with feet as wide apart as possible, feet pointing out to the side, rather than in front, now put your hands on your hips to balance, keep your back straight and bend at the knee, lower yourself down, so that your thighs are parallel with the floor, keep your bum tucked in and your tummy firm. Repeat 20-32 times.
Taking the stairs whenever you can will firm up your bottom, giving you toned calves as well as a completely free workout for everyone. Build up to doing two steps at a time, then stretch out your legs when you get to the top in order to keep your muscles long and lean.

Thursday, 20 November 2008

Throw A New Year Tinsil-Town Trash Bash


The Ultimate Hollywood inspired New Years Eve party event, is our perfect credit crunch top Hollywood for less tip, so get ready t0 be inspired and shocked with our promise of fabulous fashion and celebrity glitz, all on a budget.
Invite your guests to attend an Oscar New Years Eve event where they all must dress in secondhand or vintage glamour, long frocks and dinner suits. These can all be sourced from local charity shops, where Evening clothes are in abundance at this time of year. Each person must come with their all time favorite DVD movie and a offering of food or wine.
Put out a red carpet for when the guests arrive, which can be made out of something old like a couple of red Sari's and offer a welcome glass of homemade pink fizzy punch, served in champagne glasses.
To personalise your event further take photographs as people arrive, the red carpet has been rolled out and vacuumed for your very special Hollywood Oscar themed party, it must be documented by the paparazzi.
All the guests must then tell everyone else why the movie they have selected should be nominated for an Oscar, then everybody votes and the winning movie is screened.

PINK FIZZY PUNCH RECIPE.

2 large cans pink lemonade frozen concentrate. One quart Rose wine. One quart 7-Up. One pint raspberry sherbet.
Combine first 3 ingredients and chill for 3 hours.
20 minutes before serving, remove raspberry sherbet from freezer; leave at room temperature until ready to serve.
Just before serving, mix the raspberry sherbet with the chilled 7-Up beverage mixture.
Serve in sugar-rimmed champagne glasses with citrus wedges or mint.

Dress To Impress.


I think, therefore I am, I think. Life is not a destination but a journey. Every time you step out of the front door, you are facing endless possibilities, being caught without you're slap, looking more like Maureen than Madonna, will never get you're face on the front cover of hello magazine.
The Hollywood look for less is available to every Woman on the plant, regardless of shape, size or age because true style comes with confidence and with confidence, comes success.
Hollywood dressing is always about impressing, not always themselves but mainly others. When you look a Million Dollars, as if you have just stepped out of a Bentley on Rodeo Drive, you are already ahead of the game when it comes to achieving anything, success in an interview, a date or you're
best friends wedding ( Top Hollywood Tip, weddings are a great place to network)
Our top Hollywood Tip, always quality never quantity. Great pieces like Chanel, Valentino D&G, practically stand the test of time, can be worn and washed over several seasons and still can be sourced in you're local charity shop.

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

Crisp White Cotten Is Never Forgotten.


We all have those off white shirts piled up in the linen basket, to old to wear and to lazy to repair but why not give them a new lease of life with our top Hollywood for less tips.
For an all-natural stain-remover, mix 4 tablespoons of baking soda with 4 tablespoons of water and apply to any stains or marks, ie, those under the arm yellow bits.
Now add 1/8 to 1/2 a cup of white vinegar and a cup of soda crystals to the washing machine along with your old white shirts and normal detergent.
For a really fabulous fresh smelling final rinse, add some lemon juice then hang out in the sunshine to dry.
When the shirts are still slightly damp, run over with a hot steam iron and press, then put back outside in the sunshine for the rest of the day.
You will be amazed at how you're old white shirts will look and feel brand new.

Monday, 17 November 2008

The Hollywood Fountain Of Youth


Acai Berry is very high in antioxidants. Its 3,800 units.

Acai berry is one of THE most nutritious and powerful foods in the world! Acai (ah-sigh-ee) is the high-energy berry of a special Amazon palm tree. Acai is harvested in the rainforests of Brazil.
We have to put this Hollywood for less, top tip, down to Oprah who swears this berry is the ultimate superfood. If you are looking to drop some weight, you might try drinking some Acai-Berry tea for that Hollywood for less new body.
Below are some very good reasons to give this little Berry a try. It will cost around £3.75 for 18 tea bags and can be found in good health stores, like Holland and Barratt.
Boosts energy levels
Improves digestive function
Cleanses and Detoxifies the body
Supports weight loss
Fights cancerous cells
Promotes sound sleep
Provides all vital vitamins

Habit Is Stronger Than Reason


Cigarette smoke contains more than 4000 toxins, many of which are absorbed directly into the bloodstream, then into the skin's structure. Smoking also causes the blood vessels in the top layers of the skin to constrict, so thickening and reducing the oxygen levels in the blood. This also reduces the levels of collagen in the skin so has to be a good reason to quit.
It took us many years to realize, smoking is just an expensive habit, so now think about all the money you could save if you give up.
The Hollywood Look for Less top tip for quiting smoking is, the cold turkey technique, which will help reduce wrinkles by putting life back into you're complexion and extra money in you're pocket.

Sunday, 16 November 2008

Dress For The Drama Of Your Life



Think about you're life being one big drama, you are center stage, so the clothes you wear need to tell the story.

Lindsay Lohan, encouraged the UK to swap their unwanted clothes at the world’s biggest and most popular fashion swapping event, Visa Swap, in association with clothing charity TRAID.

The concept of swapping old fashion for something new is what our Hollywood Look For Less, Swap Parties and Style Events, at Butlins 2009, are all about. The perfect way to get a brand new look without spending a penny.

The Perfect Pool.


What is the perfect Hollywood Woman?
Some say a cross between Angelina Jolie, Pam Anderson and Charlize Theron, which on the surface, sounds pretty perfect to us but in reality, most of us cannot do the work to create the look.
The only true reason we were able to get close to having a somewhat perfect body, UK standard, was because most are overweight or bordering on obesity and we were just too poor to eat. Now we have transformed our old habits, drinking, smoking etc into new ones, water, exercise etc, having a body that operates perfectly is why we want to spread the word.
Being perfect is not all is it cracked up to be, so why do we all crave that celebrity look from endless magazines, knowing we have not got a hope in hell of ever achieving anything close to perfection?
Window shopping in the virtual World of Hollywood's perfect pool is pointless because chances are, even if you manage to find a surgeon who will turn you into Pam Anderson, you are not her and never will be.
Oscar Wild said, always be yourself because everyone else is taken. We agree and strongly suggest, if you can pinch more than an inch, get your BMI checked before it gets out of hand.

Think Before You Drink.


Excessive alcohol is among the main causes of premature aging. Having spent years living in LA LA Land, big drinkers, we can report, Hollywood is unofficially, dry.
Alcohol consummation is damaging not only for your beauty but also for your health.
Scientific studies have proven that to much alcohol dilates the blood vessel in the skin and leads to sagging and wrinkling, a fate worse than death in the perfect pool.
Excessive Alcohol will make skin appear blotchy because it seriously dehydrates your skin, destroying the body supply of vitamin A. It may not give you the same buzz but you will look younger if you drink plenty of water, hydrating the clock backwards in time.
Drinking too much will interrupt your essential beauty sleep, leaving you tired, dull and not very fresh faced.
A glass or two of red wine is beneficial, as it acts as an antioxidant, so we now say, everything in moderation, leaves little chance for drunken humiliation.

To Eat Or Not To Eat Meat


You are what you eat, so they say, whoever they are. Having spent a lifetime eating meat without any thought, it was quite an achievement to be able to give it up. In reality, meat is a luxury we can all do without because it is expensive and we are not designed to eat it.
Fruits and vegetables are high in nutrients; the very thing the body needs to live a long healthy disease free life. In our opinion, if you want the Hollywood Look For Less lifestyle, that is to look younger and live longer, giving up all meat is where you must begin.
If you take a look at cows, goats, gorillas, elephants, rhinoceroses, they are all vegetarians (herbivores) and look at how strong these animals are, not to mention their life span which is longer compared to the carnivores (meat eating animals). When you consider none of these Animals would ever dream of eating a human being, it posses the thought, maybe we need to also think about our spiritual conscience.
Could you kill a pig with your bare hands?
Well we could not, so we became vergitarians in the quest for healthy eating and compassion for animals.

Friday, 14 November 2008

The Hollywood Look For Less




Here we are in our Style Studio where we hold our swap parties, giving Women the Hollywood Look For Less style experience.

Thursday, 13 November 2008

Get A Flat Tummy Top Tips


It was aways amazing to us how no one in Hollywood ever had a pot belly, pooch or midriff, except us of course. Getting that perfect flat tummy is not as hard as you may think, of course having the right balanced diet, drinking loads of water and endless sit ups, the usual suspects, will always help. We have come up with the following free ways to acheieve The Hollywood Look For Less six pack, that beleieve it or not, will work.

Try laughing a lot. A good daily laugh works all your abdominal muscles.
Stand up straight and constantly pull your tummy in, this will make your stomach muscles work 24/7.
Get a good Night's sleep. If you don't sleep enough you will slow down your digestion and start gaining weight.
Avoid eating food late. Try not to eat anthing after 5pm. The later you eat, the harder it is for your stomach to digest the food you have eaten.
Avoid stress and find ways to fight it such as walking, yoga, reading, etc.
Finally, wear the right clothes. Some clothes, made of materials, that cling to our bodies will just make us fatter and your tummy more noticeable.
And finally, you could try some slimming pants.
Drop a dress size in an instant! Forget fad diets and painful work out's in the gym, slimming pants can help you achieve a firmer and slimmer figure in an instant.
Instant slimming effect by eliminating unwanted bulges
Flattens and sculpts the figure, and visibly lifts and firms the bottom
Flattens the appearance of your stomach
Thighs appear firmer and slimmer
But the downside, you will never be able to take off your clothes in front of your lover, no matter how drunk he might be. These pants are the instant fix but also an instant turn off.

Tuesday, 11 November 2008

Can Old Ever Be Sexy


Tyler and Perry of Aerosmith were often called the Toxic Twins, for their legendary intake of stimulants and heroin yet the gorgeous, Mr Steven Tyler, is the sexiest 60 year old Grandad we have ever come across.
Uma Thurman is only 36 and Tinseltown have a bad habit of putting female stars out to pasture as they advance in years. Even though Uma has been voted one of the sexiest Women alive, she could find herself on the scrap heap at any time.
We say, getting old for Women is much more brutal than getting old for Men, so Ladies, we have to keep working on putting this wrong right but in the meantime here are some Hollywood for less gems, for turning back the clock.
Sharpen your memory and your mind with anti-aging brain teasers.
Avoid scoop necklines which will accentuate any saggy bits. Wear a v-neck which will direct any peering eyes upwards, into yours.
Never use soap on your face, instead gently scrub away dead skin cells with sea salt or sugar.
Drink plenty of water for young healthy skin.
Brown age spots, caused by to much sun exposure, are always a tell tale sign of aging. We recommend you mix Castor oil and crushed grape seeds, apply twice daily, to exfoliating the hands and after a month, you will see the spots disappear before your eyes.
And finally, we can all smell younger, apparently. Tests have shown perfumes that contain pink grapefruit, appeared to the opposite sex, six years young than their actual age. Rub yourself all over, after a hot bath with the inside of a pink grapefruit, filled with cheap, unscented thick body cream. You will smell fabulous and keep them all guessing.

Monday, 10 November 2008

Walk Off Your Weight.


The Brutal truth is and if you want The Hollywood Look For Less, we have to give it to you straight, being fat is just not an option.
So in order to help anyone who is struggling with their weight, we say, get off your backside and start to walk everywhere. Walking in the fresh air, for 30 minutes everyday, will not only boost your metabolism, exercise your muscles and give you a daily dose of vitamin D from the daylight, it will stop you thinking about food.
You will never find a cream cake in Hollywood, where nothing on the lips is weight off the hips, so bite the bullet and cut out anything with tasty creams then watch unfold the body of your dreams.

Playboy Tip From Mr Hefner.


Get your oats.
A very good tip from Mr Hefner and he should know.
Oats are one of the best sources of inositol, the essential ingredient for lower cholesterol in your blood. A bowl of oats will release energy slowly, making you fuller for longer, helping you avoid snacking throughout the Morning.
Hef needs his energy and we have to agree with him, getting your daily oats is the Hollywood for less tip, to living a long healthy life.

Sunday, 9 November 2008

Forever Young Hollywood For Less Style.


So what can a Girl do today to make sure she is looking younger tomorrow?
The first step we have to take is being honest with ourselves and recognize our enemies… sunlight, alcohol, fatty foods, smoking, caffeine, chocolate and last but not least, too many sleepless nights.

So the moral of the Hollywood for less, forever young story, is as follows, no drinking. Avoid the sun at all costs. No more fish and chips. Goodbye to coffee and chocolate, no smoking and be in bed by 9pm. Doesn’t sound like much fun does it?

But we bet being told you look like you are in your mid twenties, when really you are past forty, doesn’t sound too bad. It won’t be a walk in the park, being Hollywood perfect, takes hard work and commitment but think of how much money you will save (no drinking, smoking, tropical get aways.) Just think to yourself how much you want to look younger, rather than settling with what you have because you are not prepared to make a few lifestyle changes.

Growing old gracefully would be the ultimate credit crunch top tip but in a World where looks rule and being disgraceful is cool, staying young forever takes real hard work and dedication, we know, we have done it.

Hollywood Luxury For Less.




In our humble experience most Hollywood types are a little shallow and tend to be more materialistic than most. We say, concentrate on all the positive things that life has and go with that. Don't think just because Hollywood looks all cool and glamorous that it is. Some of the most unhappy people in the world live in Hollywood, that's why there are so many shrinks and plastic surgeons on hand with the instant fix.


We suggest, to create a little Hollywood luxury when your feeling the pinch and freezing your ass off, heating is a luxury none of us can afford in abundance anymore, invest in a hot water bottle to keep you warm.


Sounds perfect but not very stylish or Hollywood. Fear not, that is why we are here, to give you a very cheap, clever top tip, on how to turn your rubber hot water bottle into next seasons cashmere must have Hollywood accessory.


You will need an old moth ridden cashmere polo neck jumper, if you have never been lucky enough to own one, check out your local charity shop and pick one up for next to nothing.


Cut off both selves then lay the jumper flat on the floor. Put the hot water bottle inside the jumper then cut down the sides, leaving about 2 inches for stitching back together. The bottom may need cutting shorter but once it works, stitch in a zip and there you will have a luxury for less, cashmere hot water bottle cover, something we guarantee you will never go to bed without.




Christmas Tree For Free


Hollywood Glamour is all about a beautiful and unique lifestyle that looks like it cost an arm and a leg. So we suggest whenever you are trying to achieve the impossible, always think outside the box.
A Hollywood tree for free, is our unique, stylish and simple way to have a taste of festive flavour with what is from the earth instead of costing the earth.
Go for a long walk in the countryside and take in the vista, collecting as many pine-cones, nuts, red Berry's, twigs and large Autumn leaves you can find along the way.
Spray paint the foliage Gold and Silver then leave outside to dry. Next you will need something shiny, red and gold to lay on the floor and we suggest an Indian Sari, always easy to pick up in the local charity shop, for next to nothing.
Place the sari on the floor where you want the tree sculpture to stand, then take the silver and gold twigs you made earlier, to create a pile, almost like a bonfire, standing as high as you would like. Now take you're old Christmas lights and just like you would normally with a tree, drape them around the sculpture and switch on. Take the rest of the painted nuts, cones etc to scatter them on to the Sari and all over you're wrapped gifts. Not only will you absolutely love it, we guarantee everyone who comes into the room will be green with envy.
If you have any old decorations left over from last year, add them to the sculpture with hand made chocolates displayed in a dish close by. Check out the credit crunch hand made chocolate recipe below.
6oz dark or semi sweet chocolate½ teaspoon cinnamon1 ½ teaspoons butter½ cup sweetened condensed milk½ teaspoon vanilla.
Melt chocolate, butter and cinnamon in a double boiler (or microwave), then add sweetened condensed milk and vanilla. Stir all ingredients until they are thoroughly blended. Pour the mixture into a shallow bowl and chill (covered) for 2 hours or more. Form into small balls (about walnut size) and roll in colored sugar or sprinkles. Chill until hard. Enjoy!

Friday, 7 November 2008

The Posh Chanel Look For Less.


Every designer's dream is to create something so stylish it goes beyond fashion and becomes a classic, the Gucci Shoe, the Burberry Bag, the Hermes Scarf. Creating a timeless fashion piece is only half the battle; it's what comes next that counts--the attention to detail that render these pieces as cool today as they were the year they were created. A Chanel jacket will knock you back about £1000 and if we had money to burn, it would be a fantastic investment. Our Hollywood For Less top tip to get the Chanel look without breaking the bank is simple and available to anyone.
First you have to do some homework and search around charity shops, thrift stores and vintage outlets in search of an old Chanel suit that has seen better days. We found on in Saffron Walden Cancer Research for just £12 last week.
Next you take the buttons off the jacket and carefully remove the label.
Now check in your wardrobe to find a little black jacket, we all have one and replace the buttons with the Chanel buttons, then sew in the Chanel label, transforming old to new.
It may not be the real McCoy but who will know, except you.

Thursday, 6 November 2008

Credit Crunch Christmas Munch.



Planning your Christmas lunch menu in advance is critical when the budget is tight, it allows you to find bargains from the supermarket as and when you see them in the build up to the big day.

Next ask everyone attending the lunch to bring a prepared dish with them to add to the spread and save on the cost.

Prepare some cheap snacks for the table, this way people aren't going to eat as much for the main meal. Some good ideas are biscuits, home-made dips, muffins, cakes and fruit.

A frozen turkey is always cheaper but remember to thaw it out the day before and get all your vegetables from your local market, they are much cheaper. A top tip is to go at the end of the day when everything is at least half price and sometimes totally free.
Remember to look around to get the best deals, allowing time to plan and search for the bargains will really help to prepare a traditional Christmas lunch without breaking the budget.

Make your own table centrepiece with nuts, edible cherries and a candle so that nothing goes to waste. Excite all the dinner guests around the table by placing name tags to where everyone is to sit, this will save any fighting between the kids when it is time to eat. The tags can be made by you, use a little glitter to pretty them up so that the guests can keep them as a memento.

Hollywood For Less Thrift Gift of Love


When it comes to present giving, you can reduce the amount of cash you might have to spend by picking names within your family, amongst office colleagues or a group of friends. Predetermine a limit on the cost of the gift. Instead of buying several presents for everyone, you can now downsize your gift list, purchasing one gift for one friend or for one family member. It's always a surprise to see who picked your name, and this will substantially reduce the amount of money that the holidays will cost you. After all, christmas time isn't about the amount of presents you can cram under the tree (or onto your credit card for that matter), but about family and friends being together and sharing that time with one another.
Home made gifts are so much more appreciated and will save you a fortune.
Gift of Love:
This Hollywood For Less gift idea is so simple and wonderful if it's given by a child. Trust us, the grandparents will be so happy. Use any small recycled old gift box left over from last year and wrap it up (jewelry boxes work very well and are inexpensive at craft stores). Try and get your child to help by decorating and coloring the box with ribbons, sequins, glitter, etc. Then print this poem on a card and attach to the present:
This is a very special gift
That you can never see.
The reason it's so special is, It's just for you from me.
Whenever you are happy,or even feeling blue.
You only have to hold this gift and know I think of you.
You never can unwrap it
Please leave the ribbon tied.
Just hold the box closeto your heart,
It's filled with love inside.
The above great idea came from Hollywood Flake and we thank you.

Wednesday, 5 November 2008

Sharon Stone Shoestring Secrets


Looking this fabulous at 50 is easy when you are a Hollywood film star but we have to hand it to Sharon Stone, who we have seen without her slap and she looks just as good.
How does she do it?
Sharon, like most in Hollywood, follows the usual suspects, drinking lots of water, no alcohol, eating fresh fruit and vegetables, exercising, no caffeine, dairy or smoking. We think you will agree the no pain, no gain theory has worked for her, she always looks so healthy.
Her top tip to looking good is drinking Sunrinder Calli Green Tea.
While many of the undesirable elements we take into our body are quickly eliminated, others are not. Combined with a healthy eating and a regular exercise program, the unique herbal extracts in Calli assist in the body's natural cleansing processes.
Calli Tea Ingredients- Camellia Leaf, Perilla Leaf, Mori Bark Extract, Alisma Root Extract, and Imperate Root.
You can get this tea on line, in some good herbal shops and it is not expensive but if you want a really cheap daily detox and internal body cleanse, we suggest any mint green tea from your local supermarket.

Hollywood Anti-aging Secret For Less


In Hollywood you will often find celebrities chomping on Brazil Nuts and it is not just because they taste good either. It is a fact that five Brazil Nuts everyday can help with the anit-aging process and plump out your skin, just like an expensive collagen boost.
We truly recommend that you try this Hollywood for less top tip and after three months, you will so notice the difference, we promise.
Selenium, found in Brazil nuts, is a powerful antioxidant linked to lower rates of cancer and heart disease and also helps boost the immune system along with possibly discouraging the aging process. Selenium is necessary for the production of glutathione, which neutralizes free radicals in the body that can lead to the deterioration of collagen and elastin in the skin. In addition to skin benefits, selenium improves the hair and nails.
Brazil nuts and other nuts contain fatty acids that help to prevent skin dryness and the powerful antioxidants vitamin A and vitamin E, which contribute to anti-aging of skin and good overall skin health.

Tuesday, 4 November 2008

Hollywood For Less Hair Care.


How do we get fabulous thick shiny looking Hollywood hair when we have no extra money to spare?
Have no fear, Hollywood For Less top tips, are here.
Never wash your hair with hot water, always use cold, the colder the better. Add some baking soda to your shampoo and watch the chemicals and gunk just disappear or if you have some apple cider vinegar, it works just as well. Baking soda is also good to help lighten hair, so it works really well on blond locks.
A great way to condition your hair if it is very dry and brittle is to take some butter and rub in the ends, you will be amazed at the condition when you are done.
If you have any flat beer left over from the Night before, it is perfect mixed with a little luke warm water as a final rinse for extra shine.
As we all know beauty on the outside comes from the inside and there are many really good vitamins that can help give us thick, shiny, stronger hair, like vitamin A&C which are antioxidants found in peppers, broccoli, Brussels sprouts.
B6, contained in avocado, bananas, mackerel and sardines is brilliant to prevent hair loss and produce extra melanin, a perfect top tip to keeping hair color really radiant.

Hollywood For Less Tips On Plump Lips


We all want that Angelina Jolie look without having to spend a fortune on getting it, so here is our Hollywood Look For Less top tips on getting fuller lips.
First take your toothbrush and gently rub it across your lips to exfoliate. Next it is essential we put moisture back so take a little Vaseline and gently rub into your lips. Now take some Cinnamon leaf oil and apply with a little caution, not to much and watch those lips plump up fabulously. No cosmetics and no injections.
Do you have small, thin, even tiny lips? Apply a dab of high shine lip gloss in the center of your lip to make lips appear fuller.

Monday, 3 November 2008

Bling On A Shoestring


Diamonds are a Girls best friend or so they say but most will never own one big enough to shout home about. How do you put on the Ritz and get the glitz?
During arrivals at the 80th Annual Academy Awards, glamour was all over the tented red carpet and stormy skies. Bling was everywhere as not even the weather could dampen spirits and diamonds don’t wilt. Nor do the sequins, sparkles, beads and shiny fabrics, all the rage in Hollywood just now.
So, how do we get Red Carpet Hollywood bling on a budget and cruise through the credit crunch with pure style and little csah this party season, making your friends green with envy?
Suzanne somers has the perfect answer with her fantastic collection of fabulous Hollywood Bling For Less.
It is all about wearing fake with so much confidence, no one will ever be able to tell your diamonds are not real. You can order on line and then say with honesty, your bling came from Hollywood and you paid a fortune for it.
There is a really good reason to wear fake diamonds. A survey conducted by the Jewelery Consumer Opinion Council (JCOC) on June 2006 showed that 82% of consumers are still unaware of the film Blood Diamonds. A majority of the 18% who are aware of the film expressed interest in seeing the film when it is released with only 23% saying that it is unlikely that they'll be seeing the film. JCOC says that it will continue to track the interest of consumers regarding the film and the possible impact of the film on people's feelings about conflict diamonds and its effect on the jewelry market.

Saturday, 1 November 2008

Barbados On A Budget


There is a really fabulous best kept secret to having a five star celebrity vacation experience in Barbados without paying celebrity prices. What you do, is book a cheap last minute flight to Barbados and get a couple of weeks, room only, at the small family run hotel that goes by the name of Tropical Escape on the West Coast. This fantastic little Hotel happens to be next door almost to the five star studded, Sandy Lane, playground to rich and famous. The likes of Simon Cowall, Michael Winner and Mick Jagger are always there at Christmas, just hanging out on the beach and having fun.
We suggests you take a daily stroll along the coast and hang out at Sandy Lane, mixing with the rich and famous, no one will ever know you are not staying there and you can slip back to Tropical Escape when the sun sets.
Tropical Escape is built in a Spanish style, painted white with terra cotta tiles and wide arches. Just across the road is the beautiful white sand beach of Paynes Bay, St James, the famed west coast of Barbados. The hotel's 52 rooms are spacious and all have a balcony or patio. The interior decor is modern and stylish. Standard Room Rate $90 per night.
Sandy Lane has been considered the premier address in the Caribbean – preferred by royalty, celebrities and many of the world’s leading businessmen... a treasured hideaway for the discerning traveler. Standard Room Rate $600 per night.